The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 103 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing VB 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.36% 0.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.36% 1.13% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £400 £500 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +75.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £15.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
562 533 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.95% 31.56% 36.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 326 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £494 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £332
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -49.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) VBScript
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) XML
3 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 3 (18.75%) SAP
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) JBoss
7 3 (18.75%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) Test Management
8 2 (12.50%) Subversion
8 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (12.50%) Ruby
8 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
8 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
8 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (18.75%) JBoss
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Support Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Applications Support
3 6 (37.50%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Sales Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Lead
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
3 1 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
3 2 (12.50%) Server Patching
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (6.25%) ATDD
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) VBScript
3 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) C
7 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Ruby
8 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) OCP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft